Headlining Young Voices Project

Headlining Young Voices is being delivered by our Northern Ireland team and kindly support by the Education Authority Northern Ireland.

The project is aimed at providing opportunities for young people in Northern Ireland to have a voice.

The project objectives are to:

  1. Develop and deliver a network to capture the voice of children and young people engaged through EA Registered Local Voluntary Youth Services. We are working to deliver this to ensure that children and young people are provided with a networked means to express their needs enabling the voice of local children and young people to be captured.
  2. There are 6 areas of enquiry that we are working with young people and delivering 1 thematic youth network engagement event per quarter on these topics.
  • Health and Wellbeing needs
  • Participation needs
  • Learning and Achieving needs
  • Good Relations needs
  • Inclusion, Diversity and Equality of Opportunity needs
  • Living in Safety & Stability needs


Headlining Young Voices Newsletter

The team have created a project newsletter to share all the news and importantly the insight that young people are sharing as well as their incredible stories.

You can sign up to the newsletter here:

Previous newsletters can be downloaded below:

Stories and Films

Stories and films that have been created from the thematic events so far can be viewed here:

The Film: What Does Inclusion Mean to you?

The young people of R.E.A.C.H. Across debate on the community divide, where the gap lies today in Derry and whether or not young people in the city feel that they are given equal opportunities.

Listen to the young people's podcast here

Is Derry an inclusive place to Live?

The Young People of Reach Across reflect on growing up in Derry and the community divide. They voice their opinions and concerns about the future of the place they call home and explain how a change in society is the only way forward.

Liston to the young people's reflections here

In a series of photographs and testimonies directly inspired by Brandon Stanton’s Humans of New York, the young people of R.E.A.C.H. Across open up about their hopes, fears and influences.



Headliners would like to thank the Education Authority Northern Ireland for supporting this unique youth voice project and for the young people of R.E.A.C.H Across for sharing their stories.